Victoria Station

Seafood Restaurant
86 Wharf St., Salem, MA 01970 86 Wharf St., Salem Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
+19787453400
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92% of 1231 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Seafood, Traditional, Steak, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 12:30 AM, 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Mon-Tue
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Wed-Thu
    11:30 AM - 11:59 PM
    Fri-Sat
    12:00 AM - 12:30 AM, 11:30 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Seafood, Traditional, Steak, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

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455 Tips
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Report | 15 days ago
Great food and salad bar. No key, no pressure. Great service and reasonable cost.
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Report | 2 months ago
The Prime Rib was the best!
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Report | 2 months ago
My wife and I enjoyed very good food, terrific salad bar and very good Margaritas. We had a nice window seat overlooking the pier, yachts and ocean. (Outside seating available.) The service was very good. We suggest calling for reservations during peak dinner hours, especially weekends in late spring, summer and early autumn. We arrived late afternoon (4ish) on a Thursday and had no issues. Parking can be "challenging". There is a parking garage within a 5+ minute walk. Enjoy the entire afternoon and evening!
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Report | 2 months ago
Enjoy visiting Victoria Station Excellent waitstaff, good food, great salad bar
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Report | 2 months ago
I think it's unfair that they only give 6 weeks to use their groupon and then it expires. I was unable to get there in that time frame as I live somewhat far away and planned on visiting Salem but something came up and before I knew it the groupon had expired. Next time I will not purchase unless they extend their time frame
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Report | 2 months ago
Wonderful food..both seafood and meats!! Great salad bar! Great service! Beautiful view of the harbor!
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Report | 2 months ago
Excellent good great value!!
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Report | 2 months ago
great food and service.
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Report | 2 months ago
Great service
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Report | 2 months ago
great salad bar
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From Our Editors

Today, Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse in Salem is unique—but it wasn't always. In 1970, inspired by the landmark Victoria Station in London, three Cornell Hotel School graduates created a restaurant with English touches, such as a bright-red phone booth and authentic train cars they'd turned into dining cars. They opened up in San Francisco, and the business grew. By the 1980s, there were almost 100 Victoria Station locations in the United States and around the world. Johnny Cash did a stint as their spokesman.

But the company filed for bankruptcy in 1986. Its rise and fall is documented in Tom Blake's book Prime Rib and Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? The waterfront Salem location was 99th and final location to open, and it's the only one left.

Today, the restaurant has gone in its own direction, drawing inspiration from both the restaurant's past and its current surroundings. Classic New England cuisine and old steak-house favorites mingle comfortably on the menu. The chefs coat haddock in a seasoned cracker crust to bake and serve with chardonnay and fresh lemon juice, and the slow-roasted prime rib that made the original restaurant famous still has a place on the menu. Diners can also order up house favorites, such as lobster mac 'n' cheese with five-cheese béchamel sauce and cornbread shallot crumbs, or they can opt for an Angus burger. The menu has earned the restaurant scores of accolades, including Best Waterfront Dining, Northshore Magazine, 2011–2013.

Vic's Boathouse, a bar and lounge at Victoria Station, opened in 2010 and has already earned the honor of Best Bar, North of 2012, according to Boston Magazine. Inside, diners can request a local or craft brew, order a martini, or pick from the pub menu. The bar hosts nightly live entertainment, including open-mic sessions, live musicians, and karaoke, which makes for lively evenings without the expense of hiring a DJ for family dinner.

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Victoria Station

This is one of the most popular merchants on Groupon and is highly recommended by customers
Sun
12:00 AM - 12:30 AM, 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Mon-Tue
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed-Thu
11:30 AM - 11:59 PM
Fri-Sat
12:00 AM - 12:30 AM, 11:30 AM - 11:59 PM
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